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“We went for the cheval, we'll be back for the beef”
Review of Cafe du Torrent

Cafe du Torrent
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Clarens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We went for the cheval, we'll be back for the beef”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were in Switzerland and wanted to have an excellent meal with cheval (horse) and got a referral to this tiny restaurant in the little village of Tavel above Montreux.

We had bit of a hard time finding it as there was no visible sign but we did.

The service was fast and friendly. The meal was excellent. Starting with warm bread and a simple house salad. The main dish was Filet de cheval (the higher-end cut) with your choice of sauce (we had a peppercorn and a garlic sauce), root veggies and french fries. It was perfectly cooked. Rare on the inside but not cold and grilled on the outside. It cut like butter and was delicious. When we raved to the waitress how good it was she said: "If you like that, you should try the beef". And we will when we go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great place where mainly local people eat”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Ate there several times and was never disappointed. Very well run, great staff and a chef that knows what he is doing. Great for any type of fondue, regardless if meat or cheese based. They are specialized in typical swiss dishes. Was chatting with a guy on the terrace and during the conversation found out that he is the restaurants mushroom supplier. He invited me to come to his car to show me that he gathered that day and was delivering to the cook. This showed me how fresh the ingredients used in the kitchen are! Can only recommend it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Montreux, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great discovering this very local restaurant”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Excellent food quality of local dishes, freshly prepared by a young chef. Very reasonable prices. Nice local atmosphere in this neighborhood restaurant in Tavel.

  • Visited September 2012
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